Glastonbury Festival 2008

Participants huddle around a candle at dawn at the Glastonbury Festival 2008 in Somerset in southwest England on June 29, 2008.

The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury or Glasto, is the largest music and performing arts festival in the world.

The festival is best known for its contemporary music, but also features dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and many other arts.

Glastonbury was heavily influenced by hippie ethics and the free festival movement in the 1970s.

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